Langston Hughes, lived in Washington D.C. at the 12th Street YMCA during the 1920's at the height of DC's burgeoning literary scene. As one of the founders of the cultural movement known as the Harlem Renaissance, Hughes used the innovation of jazz rhythm and black dialect to depict the life of urban blacks in his powerful writing.
The Langston is your mind's destination to record those big ideas and capture those fleeting thoughts all in one place. Made of the finest leather, the Langston is versatile and can double as a notebook or planner.
Solomon Chancellor leather is never corrected to remove any marks; we begin by using the most naturally beautiful hides available. While we utilize a series of different leather types based on the product specifications, the majority of our goods are made from Vegetable tanned American hides. With its smooth grain, rich color and lightweight feel, our American sourced leather creates sturdy but elegant pieces. To create a beautiful interior, each piece is lined with beautiful suede. As no two hides are completely alike, every handcrafted Solomon Chancellor product will have individual characteristics that enrich its patina and add to its uniqueness as it ages.
At Solomon Chancellor, we believe that uniqueness and simplicity are the key elements to elegance. We exemplify this with our signature purple Solomon Chancellor zipper. Made by unrivaled Swiss maker RiRi, our double zippers teeth are machined smooth and polished for years of perfect continuous use. Accompanying each zipper, specialized strap extenders streamline and enhance the brilliance of each piece. Our solid-brass chromed hardware, offers strength, durability, and reliability to last for generations as your leather ages.
Solomon Chancellor set out to manufacture the best-handcrafted leather goods available in the world and honor its namesake’s legacy of excellence. Starting with the best leather in America, which will age beautifully, the finest American Craftsmen handcraft each piece into a work of art at our facility. Enhanced with our signature hardware pieces and stitched to perfection we create an unmatched companion that is built for generations. Our process starts with our care and ends in your care.
Each Solomon Chancellor piece is designed to be the pinnacle of elegance and functionality. Each piece is designed to meet daily and travel needs to ensure that our beauty enriches your daily life. Designed by our founder in our New York Studio, each piece is imagined, sketched, and finalized with excellence in mind. Our patterns are made in house at our local facility before we begin our intricate creation process. At the end of the process, our designs transform into art.
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